Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Day Late but here it is.

Long weekend of car show and cruising goodness, one of the last for the year. This is the big deal car show in Jacksonville and its always a good time.

While cruising my wife sees this little white car and remarks "I really like that little car, its cute!"

I told her that was the MGA that I did all the metal work on, and that I was NOT doing another one so she better find another mechanic.
It did turn out spectacular though (if your into sado-masochism and or British cars.)

Got to hang out with some of my older friends and their junkers,,,
Dickie's 51 Ford above and Ferrel's 51 Merc below. I think they are convertibles but they never put the tops down. Shameful.

Obligatory Buick pic,
and a better pic from the parade,

It rained between the car show and the cruise so a lot of the trailer queens went home and it wasn't as crowded as usual but I still had fun, wife came along and she invited a few of the other volunteers from PAWS. You put 5 adults in the Buick and it gets real low, we made sparks a couple times.
Seems the only song that fits is kinda obvious
All in all a good weekend!
Oh and some fresh pix of Jayne, Hero of Canton,,,

Just over 3 months old,  37 pounds, 20" tall at the shoulder and 30" nose to the base of the tail.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Be Careful Out There.

One of my car club Brothers and his passenger were involved in a serious wreck Saturday evening in his 33 Ford pickup.

Hit head on rolling thru an intersection, both will be ok(ish). Passenger has a broken ankle and severe cuts on her head, driver has broken ankle, both femurs broken and a bunch of cuts and bruises.

Scott seems to be in decent spirits, laughing when I said "no offense Dude but it looks like got hit by a truck." He is scheduled for surgery tomorrow to repair his legs and is in for a long winding road getting back on his feet.

Both are lucky to be alive.

Really drives home the delicate balance we have when driving these cars, the rewards seem much greater but the risks are too.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Volunteered to be in a Traffic Jam.

I was asked to chauffeur the outgoing Little Miss, Little Mister and Jr. Miss in my hometown's 175th birthday parade. http://www.burgoo.org/default.html Mom has pix of us during the parade and I'll post em when I get the email.

I spent a couple days cleaning/rubbing/buffing the car to get it ready and naturally it rained the day before but with all the fresh wax on it cleanup was quick and painless. (Wire wheels suck to clean BTW)
I was a bit apprehensive as that's a bit of a torture session for the car but the Buick never missed a beat and I had a blast doing it. It was a bit chilly but a blanket seemed to keep the kids happy.
Parade lasted just under an hour and when we completed the loop back to the start point the last group in the parade were just getting started. Not bad for a town with around 400 residents.
As for the musical start for the week, only one song comes to mind.